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2017 Disability Legislation​

This listing does not indicate support or non support of legislation by the department or administration.  This is a partial listing of bills and is not exhaustive of all possible disability related legislation proposed during session.   Click here for a full listing of legislative bills​.


Budget

  • HB0003​ - Sponsored By: Delegate Lisanti            
    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Olympic and Paralympic Games Medals and Prizes

  • HB0033​ -  Sponsored By: Delegate Afzali           
    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement Account Withdrawals​ for Higher Education  

  • HB0150 - Sponsored By: Speaker​​
    Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2018

  • HB195​: Sponsored By: Delegate Krebs
    Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)

  • SB0170 - Sponsored By: President
    Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2018)

  • SB0180 - Sponsored By: Senator Peters
    Independent Living Tax Credit Act

  • ​HB0571/SB0282 - Sponsored By: Delegate Shoemaker
    Property Tax Credit - Disabled or Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and Rescue Workers - Acquisition of Dwelling

  • HB0644 - Sponsored By: Delegate Luedtke
    Independent Living Tax Credit


Children             ​


Civil Rights & Law      

  • HB0015  - Sponsored By: Delegate Chang ​​
    Family Law - Destitute Adults - Extraordinary Medical Expenses for Developmental Disabilities and Civil Action

Education

  • SB0001 - Sponsored By: Senator Conway            
    Education - Specialized Intervention Services - Reports

  • ​SB007​ - Sponsored By:  Senator Pinsky
    Governor's P-20 Leadership Council - College and Career Readiness and College Completion Reporting Revisions
  • HB0174 - Sponsored By: Delegate Luedtke
    Children with Disabilities Individualized Education Program Process-Parental Consent

  • HB197 - Sponsored By: Delegate Luedtke
    Remote Classroom Technology Grant Program - Establishment (Peyton's Bill)

  • HB0696 - Sponsored By: Delegate McCray
    Non-Public Elementary  and Secondary Schools - Discrimination Prohibition

  • HB0706 - Sponsored By: Delegate Vogt ​
    Education - PARCC Testing - Children With Disabilities (Ben's Rule)

  • HB1061 - Sponsored By Delegate Washington
    Task Force to Study Emergency and Evacuation Plans for Students, Staff, and Visitors With Disabilities in Public School Facilities

  • SB0710 - Sponsored By: Senator Conway
    Education - Children with Disabilities Individualized Education Program Process - Parental Consent

  • SB0872/HB0971- Sponsored By Senator Zucker / Delegate Ebersole
    James W. Hubbard Inclusive Higher Education Grant Program


​Employment     ​

  • HB0065​ - Sponsored By:  Delegate Jackson  
    Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

  • HB0382 - Sponsored by: Speaker
    Comm​onsense​ Paid Leave Act

  • SB0425 - Sponsored By: Senator Klausmeier
    Workers' Compensation - Permanent Partial Disability Survival of Claim

  • SB0426 - Sponsored By: Senator Klausmeier
    Workers' Compensation - Permanent Total Disability - Survival of Claim

  • HB0559 - Sponsored By: Delegate Clippinger
    Workers' Compensation - Permanent​ Total Disability - Survival of Claim

  • HB0786 - Sponsored By: Delegate Angel
    Education - Individualized Counseling Services - Requirements

  • SB0651/HB0425 - Sponsored By: Senator Smith
    Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions

Environment

  • HB0133​ - Sponsored By:  Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee  
    Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing - Notification of Elevated Blood Lead Level​


Government

  • SB0082​Sponsored By: Senator Middleton 
    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming

  • HB0062 - Sponsored by Delegate McConkey
    State Retirement and Pension System - Dis​ability Retirement - Alterations

  • SB0448 - Sponsored By: Senator Guzzone
    State Retirements and Pension System - Small Procurements - Medical Evaluations for Disability Retirement

  • SB0475 - Sponsored By: Senator Guzzone
    Developmental Disabilities Administration - Crisis Resolution and Crisis Prevention Services - Funding and Reporting

  • HB0769/SB0216 - Sponsored By: Delegate West / Senator Kelley
    Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council - Renaming and Altering Membership​ and Duties

  • HB0823/SB0448 - Sponsored By: Delegate Barnes / Senator Guzzone
    State Retirement and Pension System - Small Procurements - Medical Evaluations for Disability Retirement Benefits

  • HB0846 - Sponsored By: Delegate Bromwell
    Pricing Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program - Staff​

  • HB0984/SB0475 - Sponsored By: Delegate Cullison / Senator Guzzone
    Developmental Disabilities Administration - Crisis Resolution and Crisis Prevention Services Funding and Reporting

  • HB1101/SB0576 - Sponsored By: Delegate Buckel / Senator Klausmeier
    Workers' Compensation - Permanent Partial Disability - State Correctional Officers

  • SB0006 - Sponsored By: Nathan-Pulliam
    Dedication - HeHenrietta Lacks Way


​Health

  • ​​SB0091Sponsor​ed By: Chair, Finance Committee

​​Updating Advisory Boards and Councils

  • SB0097 - Sponsored By:​ Chair, FIN Committee    
Public Health - Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs
  • ​​​SB0027 - Sponsored By: Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
    Child Abuse and Neglect Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporti​​​​ng

  • SB0047 - Sponsored By: Chair, Finance Committee
    Reporting Abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Office of Health Care Quality​

  • SB0048​ - Sponsored By: Chair, Finance Committee
    Health Insurance - Medicare Supplement Policies for Dual Eligible Individuals - Open Enrollment Period

  • SB0051- Sponsored By: Senator Klausmeier
    Worker's Compensation - Permanent Total Disability - Survival of Claim

  • ​​​HB0123 - Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    Health Insurance - Required Conformity with Federal Law

  • HB0128 - Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    State Disabilities Plan and Interagency Disabilities Board - Revisions

  • HB0132- Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Regulations

  • HB146- Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    ​Secretary of Aging - Administration of Commodity Supple​​mental Food Program and Regulatory Authority

  • HB0147 - Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    Healthy Aging Program

  • HB0184 - Sponsored By: Delegate Morales
    Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Notice of Guidelines

  • HB0189 - Sponsored By: Delegate Morhaim
    Hospitals - Substance Use Treatment Demonstration Program - Requirements

  • HB0370 - Sponsored By: Delegate Pendergrass
    Richard E. Irael and Roger "Pip" Moyer End-of-Life Option Act

  • HB0498​ - Sponsored By: Delegate Hettleman
    Health Care Decisions Act - Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making - Disqualified Individuals

  • HB0580 - Sponsored By: Delegate Hayes

    Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the Door Open Act

  • HB0747​ - Sponsored By: Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
    Public Health Cigarette Restitution Fund Programs - Modifications

  • SB0474/HB0541 - Sponsored By: Senator Guzzone / Delegate Hayes
    Cigarette Restitution Fund - Establishment of Behavioral Health Treatment Account and Funding for Substance Use Treatment Services

  • HB0658/SB0570 - Sponsored By: Delegate Bromwell / Senator Middleton
    Maryland Medical Assistance Program Telehealth Requirements​​

  • HB0764/SB0676 - Sponsored by Delegate West / Senator Kelley
    Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal

  • HB0808/SB0660 - Sponsored By:​ Delegate Young / Senator Benson
    Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights

  • HB0847 - Sponsored By: Delegate Queen
    Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Benefits for Individuals Who Are Incarcerated or Institutionalized

    ​HB0857- Sponsored By: Delegate Angel
    Maryland Mental Health Law - Small Private Group Home - Definition

    HB0869/SB0553 - Sponsored By: Delegate Howard / Senator Hershey
    Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act

  • H​​B0983 - Sponsored By: Delegate Pena - Melnyk
    Health Insurance - Telemedicine Counseling for Substance Use Disorders

  • HB1103 - Sponsored By: Delegate Kipke
    Health Insurance and Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Reimbursement for and Provision of Pharmacy Services

  • HB1113/SB0988 - Sponsored By: Delegate Lam
    Health Occupations - Maryland Community Health Worker Act

  • SB0666/HB0233 - Sponsored By: Senator Hough / Delegate Barron
    Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts

  • SB0876 - Sponsored By: Senator Kelley
    Individuals with Disabilities - Establishing Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports (Maryland Disability Integration Act)


Housing

  • HB0689 - Sponsored By: Delegate Valentino-Smith​
    Department of Housing and Community Development - Rental Assistance Program - Duration of Assistance

  • HB1059​ - Sponsored By: Delegate McDonough
    Task Force to Study the Effect of Section 8 Housing on Neighborhoods in Baltimore County

  • SB0542 - Sponsored By: Senator Conway
    Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act


​Public Safety     

  • ​​​​SB0659 - Sponsored By: Senator Benson
    Task Force on Practices and Procedures on Solitary Confinement ​​


Technology


Transportation 

  • HB0036​ - Sponsored By:  Delegate Lam             
    Vehicle Laws - Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicles - Re​​served Parking Spaces​

  • HB0051 - Sponsored By: Delegate Lam
    Vehicle Laws - Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device - Definition

  • HB0060 - Sponsored by Delegate McConkey
    Commission on the Disposition of the Crownsville Hospital Center Property

  • SB0009​ - Sponsored By: Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee         
    Motor Vehicles - Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

  • SB0025 - Sponsored By: Chair, Finance Committee
    Maryland Transit Administration - Transit Service - Contracted Taxicab Service


Veterans

  • HB0004 - Sponsored By: Delegate Simonaire
    Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of Purple Heart Award and Disabled Veterans

  • HB0068 - Sponsored by: Delegate Carey
    Hunting and Fishing- Licenses - Purple Heart Recipients​​

  • ​​​HB0368 - Sponsored by: Delegate Metzgar
    Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Stamps - Seniors, Veterans, and Military Personnel